guinna roo? guinna hen? who do you tell

NYREDS

Crowing
12 Years
Jan 14, 2008
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The differences can be pretty subtle. Males tend to be a bit larger, their helmet [bump on top of their head] is larger, their wattles are larger & should be cupped forward. Also there's a difference in the sound they make. The females make a sound that some people hear as BUCK-WHEAT. The males just sort of squawk.
As to at what age they lay I'm not really sure but if they free range they may be laying already-they like to hide their nests.
 

newfowl lady

In the Brooder
11 Years
Sep 3, 2008
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Look for the bustle on the top of the rump. That is a hen. The noise for sure.... The boys are annoying as anything. Hens can have just as big of waddles. I love the hen sounds....
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feathersgalore

Songster
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Sep 4, 2008
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During the breeding season, male guineas generally hold their wings higher. They are also the ones running around chasing each other while the females go about eating bugs.
 

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